Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

It’s Been A Minute, Hasn’t It?

Sorry about the title, I’ve just always wanted to use that phrase, whether it be in real life, or on the screen, so I decided to go for it. Incidentally, I’ve always wanted to use a lot of commas in … Continue reading

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This Is What I’m Saying, Paul Reiser.

I’m not sure if you’ve ever done this, but if you look up a certain creation of yours on Wikipedia, Paul, this is what you’ll find: Mad About You is an American television sitcom starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a … Continue reading

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Dear Ronnie…

Hey, brother, I know it’s been awhile since we talked, but I’m sure you understand. I’ve been feeling frustrated/overwhelmed/lost lately and so I’ve decided to do what I would have done in the past: I’m venting to the best listener … Continue reading

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Into The Grey…

You may not want to accept it, but the truth is right in front of you… it’s been there all along. This world, overrun with billions of souls, has become nothing but a game farm – and it’s always hunting … Continue reading

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Welcome To My Non-Post.

As many of you are no doubt aware by now, I am a huge nerd and so you may or may not have picked up on the significance of this post’s title. The Defenders are Marvel Comics’ official “non-team”, a … Continue reading

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The Hooks Shatters The Glass Ceiling In The Hall Of Justice.

This is a fun story, playfully told by the author. With the right artist, think this would make for an excellent series of graphic novels. A very different way of viewing the world of Superheroes. – Amazon review of Into … Continue reading

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The Places Of Into The Dark.

There are a million different elements (give or take) that can impact a book’s success. Where a story takes place can be as important as what’s actually happening, in my opinion, at least. My Infinite Crossover Crisis series is going … Continue reading

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Just Another Sunday…

There’s a reason you’ll never hear me say, “Now I’ve seen everything!” Early this morning, as most of the hotel’s temporary denizens slept peacefully in their temporary beds, a young couple was, as they say, “pitching woo.” Of course, it’s … Continue reading

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The Tao of Captain Hook.

As you may or may not be aware, my friends, I have recently been promoted to Bell Captain, the ultimate case of the inmate running the asylum. Nevertheless, I’m doing my best to rise to the occasion and keep this … Continue reading

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The More Things Stay The Same…

To suggest the last sixteen months have been challenging and in some cases, life-altering, is to suggest Donald Trump has a few eccentricities.  Let’s face it, we’ve all had to face some unsettling truths and make some hard choices in … Continue reading

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